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Sign the Petition to ask President Biden to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline.

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline threatens the Great Lakes and surrounding states. Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

SIGN THE PETITION

Please sign the petition asking President Biden to support Gov. Whitmer’s action to decommission the Line 5 oil pipeline before it ruptures.

Dear President Biden:

We are reaching out to share with you our support for Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to protect the Great Lakes by acting to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.

These 68-year-old pipelines present a clear and present danger to the Great Lakes. The twin pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac that put 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and the region’s economy at risk should never have been allowed to be there and in fact, were never subject to modern-day environmental laws and reviews.

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The State of Michigan, as owner and trustee, has a legal responsibility to manage the public-owned bottomlands where Line 5 is located and protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 has spilled at least 33 times and 1.1 million gallons of oil along its length since 1968. Under the best of circumstances, only 30% of a spill in the Straits of Mackinac would be recovered. 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages are directly connected to the Great Lakes. A pipeline rupture could impact up to 400 miles of shoreline

Enbridge’s ongoing and incurable violations of its 1953 easement with the state prompted Gov. Whitmer to revoke the easement to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. Gov. Whitmer has ordered the removal of these dangerous pipelines by May 2021, but Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil transport giant, is attempting to delay and ultimately defeat the governor’s actions.

At the heart of this dispute is the sovereign authority and title of U.S. states to protect their water resources for the benefit of their citizens under the perpetual public trust and equal footing doctrines.

Your work to make America the world’s “clean energy superpower” and protecting world-class natural and economic resources like the Great Lakes has tremendous support in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. We urge you to support Gov. Whitmer’s action on the Line 5 pipelines.

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The State of Michigan, as owner and trustee, has a legal responsibility to manage the public-owned bottomlands where Line 5 is located and protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 has spilled at least 33 times and 1.1 million gallons of oil along its length since 1968. Under the best of circumstances, only 30% of a spill in the Straits of Mackinac would be recovered. 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages are directly connected to the Great Lakes. A pipeline rupture could impact up to 400 miles of shoreline

Enbridge’s ongoing and incurable violations of its 1953 easement with the state prompted Gov. Whitmer to revoke the easement to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. Gov. Whitmer has ordered the removal of these dangerous pipelines by May 2021, but Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil transport giant, is attempting to delay and ultimately defeat the governor’s actions.

At the heart of this dispute is the sovereign authority and title of U.S. states to protect their water resources for the benefit of their citizens under the perpetual public trust and equal footing doctrines.

Your work to make America the world’s “clean energy superpower” and protecting world-class natural and economic resources like the Great Lakes has tremendous support in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. We urge you to support Gov. Whitmer’s action on the Line 5 pipelines.

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  • Lynn Gehringer
    signed via 2021-09-13 09:39:36 -0400
  • Kristine McLonis
    signed via 2021-09-13 09:17:22 -0400
  • Naadia F
    signed 2021-09-13 05:07:25 -0400
  • Leesha Fagan
    signed via 2021-09-13 01:02:27 -0400
    It is INSANE to risk the vested store of fresh water in the world! It is a crime against our children and their children to risk it in any way, Line 5 or a tunnel.

    The Great Lakes must not be used this way. NO way!!!
  • Linda Baker
    signed via 2021-09-13 00:07:29 -0400
  • Barbara Cooper
    signed via 2021-09-13 00:02:45 -0400
    We need to move forward with energy issues and not rely on previous solutions. Oil dependency must stop.
  • Katherine Walters
    signed via 2021-09-12 22:38:12 -0400
  • Mary Korde
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  • Karen Schmitt
    signed via 2021-09-12 21:43:07 -0400
  • Mary Hall
    signed via 2021-09-12 20:24:30 -0400
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  • Rowan Pearson
    signed 2021-09-12 17:45:05 -0400
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  • Mike Tanski
    signed via 2021-09-12 17:06:28 -0400
  • Lynn Yezbick
    signed via 2021-09-12 16:40:26 -0400
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    signed via 2021-09-12 15:45:59 -0400
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    signed via 2021-09-12 14:00:58 -0400
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  • Nyla Theory Crawford Noel
    signed 2021-09-12 13:50:19 -0400
  • Summer Mattila
    signed via 2021-09-12 12:49:14 -0400
    There is NOTHING worth risking the worlds largest freshwater supply, NOTHING.
  • Roqeebah Akewushola
    signed 2021-09-12 12:21:03 -0400
  • Cheryl Dewey
    signed via 2021-09-12 12:19:45 -0400
  • Kim Anderson
    signed via 2021-09-12 12:07:08 -0400
  • Mary Reed
    signed via 2021-09-12 12:04:04 -0400
  • no genderfer lopez
    @kaijahjanaae tweeted link to this page. 2021-09-12 11:35:28 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of @JoeBiden and his administration to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Tell him to let @GovWhitmer handle this in Michigan. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=100901
  • Sandra Johnson
    signed via 2021-09-12 11:20:57 -0400
  • Risa Bell
    signed via 2021-09-12 09:56:37 -0400
  • Peggy Tomlinson
    signed via 2021-09-12 09:56:21 -0400
  • Darlene Williams
    signed via 2021-09-12 09:10:32 -0400
    Please protect the Great Lakes and All of our waters. One day it it will be too late

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